Forever Hounds Trust has been rescuing, caring for and homing greyhounds, lurchers and other sighthounds for more than 20 years.
We rely on our supporters, general donations, Trusts and, most importantly, legacies, to cover the substantial costs of caring for, healing and homing these beautiful hounds. Legacy gifts are hugely valuable to us, significantly increasing the support we are able to give to even more dogs in need.
When dogs come into our care, it represents the start of their second chance at life, after what is typically a traumatic start. As well as the safety of kennels, dogs are assessed, given emergency medical care, preventative treatments, dental care, and any behavioural support required, as well as neutering and micro-chipping. They are exercised and shown love and affection – often for the first time in their lives.
Legacies to Forever Hounds Trust have already:
- helped over 10,000 dogs into loving homes
- ensured a safe refuge in kennels or foster homes while dogs await their forever homes
- provided essential vet care
- kept our vans on the road to rescue dogs in desperate situations
- provided lifetime expert behavioural support.
Remember Forever Hounds Trust in your Will and know you’ll be helping to give many more dogs like Trooper, the safe and happy future they so deserve.
Trooper was abandoned in an Irish pound just days after he had run his seventh race. He was emaciated, covered in pressure sores and terrified of humans. After being given time, care and medical treatments, Trooper was brought to the UK and into our care by our volunteers.
He was very worried by the world; he would hide in his kennel and hug the wall hoping we would leave him alone. To see his soulful eyes so full of fear was heart breaking.
With a gentle, hands-off approach and lots of kindness, he soon became inquisitive, and began to trust one person and then another, and life became a little less scary. We moved him into one of our experienced foster homes. He gained confidence and started to enjoy going out for walks. He soon discovered where his treats were kept, and he learnt to play with toys, greet humans happily and sleep on the sofa. This great foster home gave Trooper the best tools possible to set him up for the future. We were fortunate that the perfect forever home came up for him very quickly; a home experienced enough to help Trooper flourish, and give him all the love and space he needs.
Dogs like Trooper are the reason Forever Hounds Trust exists.
Your Legacy really is their Future.
In Memory Giving
In memory giving is the act of paying tribute to someone dear to you by donating to a charity that they supported during their lifetime, in their name.
More and more people are now choosing to remember a loved one by donating in memory to their favourite causes.
You may wish to ask your friends and family to make a charitable donation instead of buying flowers. You can send your gift to Forever Hounds Trust by cheque, either directly or through a funeral director, or you may prefer to include a request for donations in funeral announcements or at the funeral service. We can supply you with individual Forever Hounds Trust envelopes to assist you in a collection of this type.
The choice of in memory giving is a reflection of a loved one’s life, interests and values. It is a very special, personal way of remembering a relative or friend. It is a meaningful tribute to a loved one and a valued contribution to the work of our charity; rescuing, caring for and homing sighthounds.
If you would like to discuss anything relating to in memory gifts, please contact us on 03000 125 125 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the staff and the hounds at Forever Hounds Trust, thank you for thinking of us at these sad times.
Making or amending your will
After you have made provisions in your Will for family, friends and companion animals, you may wish to leave a gift to Forever Hounds Trust. We have set out some suggested wording for different types of legacy, but we recommend that you always take professional advice when drawing up or amending your Will. You can find a solicitor or Will-writer in your area by following this link: https://www.rememberacharity.org.uk/making-a-will/find-a-solicitor/
If you would like further advice, or if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com, or call us on 03000 125 125.
You can also download this wording here
- Residuary gift to Forever Hounds Trust under a Will (if you wish to leave your estate or a share/percentage of your estate to Forever Hounds Trust)
“Subject to the payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses I GIVE the whole/ [or insert percentage %] of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my will to the Forever Hounds Trust (registered charity number: 1131399) of PO Box 1601 Oxford, OX4 9JZ absolutely and I DECLARE that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said Forever Hounds Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
- Pecuniary/cash Legacy to Forever Hounds Trust (if you wish to leave a fixed sum)
“I GIVE the sum of [insert amount] [£ ] to Forever Hounds Trust (registered charity number: 1131399) of PO Box 1601 Oxford, OX4 9JZ and I DECLARE that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said Forever Hounds Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”
- Specific Legacy to Forever Hounds Trust (if you wish to leave a specific item)
“I GIVE my [insert description of gift] to Forever Hounds Trust (registered charity number: 1131399) of PO Box 1601 Oxford, OX4 9JZ and I DECLARE that the receipt of the honorary treasurer or other proper officer of the said Forever Hounds Trust for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said legacy.”